January 2013 issue of Prospect Magazine (#202)
As Spain suffers its worst crisis in 40 years, its once beloved monarchy is in turmoil....
Osborne needs a change of direction, says top former Bank of England official
Public disenchantment with the war continues to grow
For all the excitement about change, the generals are still in charge—and refugees...
What policy do people most want the government to pursue in 2013? There's a clear winner
Despite what the chancellor says, the global economic slump is not his main problem
Was the Olympus scandal unique or does it reveal something rotten in Japan?
Prospect asked what people will do—or not—in 2013
Bronwen Maddox introduces the January issue
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
The New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a time ball from the top of One Times Square,...
Everyone should be able to read this column—I'd use my powers to eradicate illiteracy
Science and Technology
Arts & Books
A superb new history of opera argues that revivals of classic works are keeping the genre...
From the future of America's economy to the rise of China, January's books shine a light...
Does the Nobel Prize-winning author mistrust the power of fiction?
The polymath artist Kurt Schwitters still thrills and shocks today, says James Woodall
The region is producing some of the most remarkable and undiscovered wines in the world
A frenzy of old glory and noise—give the 2013 Capital of Culture a chance